SEVEN SEAS TO RELEASE YOUNG MISS HOLMES WITH VAMPIRE BUND CAMEO
(LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2011) - Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Kaoru Shintani's all ages manga Young Miss Holmes, featuring classic Sherlock Holmes tales retold from the point-of-view of his precocious niece, Crystal "Christie" Margaret Hope. Young Miss Holmes (known as "Christie: High Tension" in Japan) is a new manga series for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew, presented in two-volumes-in-one omnibus format.
The first omnibus reimagines several famous Sherlock Holmes cases, including a multi-chapter story arc "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire" which features an all ages version of Mina Tepes, the vampire heroine from New York Times bestselling manga series Dance in the Vampire Bund. This story sheds further light on the past history of some of Dance in the Vampire Bund's main characters. The first omnibus also features an epilogue illustrated by Dance in the Vampire Bund's artist/creator Nozomu Tamaki.
Young Miss Holmes Casebook 1-2:
Christie Holmes is a prodigy. At ten years old, she's as familiar with the sciences and classics as any older student at Cambridge or Oxford. And her facility with logic is reminiscent of her uncle, the eminent Sherlock Holmes himself. So, what's a brilliant young girl to do when her parents are away in India, leaving her behind in the care of maids and servants? Solve mysteries, of course.
Along with her giant hound Nelson, Christie's implacable curiosity leads her from one dangerous adventure to another, often joining forces with Uncle Sherlock and Doctor Watson on their famed investigations. Christie may look pint-sized, but her clever mind is never to be underestimated!
Chrisite's cases in Young Miss Holmes Casebook 1-2 include:
-The Problem of Thor Bridge
-The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire
-The Adventure of the Dancing Men
Young Miss Holmes Casebook 1-2 will be released March 2012, timed to coincide with the video release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law.
About Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC
Established in 2004, Seven Seas Entertainment is devoted to producing original manga, comics, graphic novels, and youth literature, and bringing the best in Japanese and Korean licenses to North American audiences. The company's line-up includes such original manga properties as Amazing Agent Luna, Hollow Fields, and Paranormal Mystery Squad; such licensed manga as A Certain Scientific Railgun, Toradora!, and the New York Times Bestselling manga series Dance in the Vampire Bund; and the epic YA novel series Avalon: Web of Magic by Rachel Roberts. Seven Seas' website, www.gomanga.com, is a daily stop for thousands of visitors eager to read manga online and contribute to an ever-growing forum community. Seven Seas Entertainment is partnered with Tor/Macmillan and have collaborated on several series including Afro Samurai, Hayate X Blade, Inukami!, the Wicked City novels by Hideyuki Kikuchi, and Orson Scott Card's upcoming original manga series Laddertop.